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#1146959 - 12/11/18 12:58 PM Be Your Own The Standard Bearer  
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Be Your Own The Standard Bearer (Neil Cotton)

You can never reach perfection

Donít get hung up on perfection.
Could steer you in wrong directions
It can stop you like youíre blind
Can also be the starters line
Life is mostly trial and error
Be your own standard bearer

Block out all those taunting noises
Hear your own among the voices
Start a business; pursue your art
Be that first light into the dark
Life is mostly trial and error
Be your own standard bearer

Ignore the doubters hang in there
Take a risk while youíre young
Show the world you aren't scared
Pick your passion and let it run

Donít get hung up on perfection.
A straight jacket for intention
It can stop you like youíre blind
can also be the starters line
Life is mostly trial and error
Be your own standard bearer

Ignore the doubters hang in there
Take a risk while youíre young
Show the world you aren't scared
Pick your passion Chase it down

Life is mostly trial and error
Be your own standard bearer

*********************************
Perfection is seldom achieved
It can stop you like youíre blind
But also can be the starters line
Life is mostly trial and error
Be Your Own The Standard Bearer

Life is about making choices
Donít get hung up on perfection.
Could steer in the wrong direction
Life is mostly trial and error
Be Your Own The Standard Bearer

Take a risk
While youíre young
Pick your passion
And let it run

Show the world you arenít scared
Start a business; follow your art
Be that first light into the dark
Life is mostly trial and error
Be Your Own The Standard Bearer

Take a risk
While youíre young
See your future
Chase it down

Your futureís about making choices
Hear your own among the voices
Life is mostly trial and error
Be Your Own The Standard Bearer

Last edited by Neil Cotton; 12/14/18 10:43 AM.
#1147036 - 12/13/18 09:47 AM Re: Be Your Own The Standard Bearer [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Good stuff here Neil!
For some reason the first line doesn't seem very "lyric" like. Suggestion?

You can seldom reach perfection
It can stop you like youíre blind
Or it can be the starting line

Best
-Mike


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that he tastes like chocolate...
....and he played real drums
#1147066 - 12/14/18 10:19 AM Re: Be Your Own The Standard Bearer [Re: 9ne]  
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Originally Posted by 9ne
Good stuff here Neil!
For some reason the first line doesn't seem very "lyric" like. Suggestion?

You can seldom reach perfection
It can stop you like youíre blind
Or it can be the starting line

Best
-Mike

LOL I was just thing about that line....LOL
Fools seldom differ
Thanks

Revised up above while trying to musicate it.

Last edited by Neil Cotton; 12/14/18 10:20 AM.
#1147067 - 12/14/18 10:20 AM Re: Be Your Own The Standard Bearer [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Hey Neil,

I like this. Simple and to the point.

Only sugg I have would be to replace "scared" in V3 L1 to "afraid" or other synonym to avoid similarity(?) with L4 thus keeping with your intended rhyme scheme.

As always, KOS. Well done, sir!

Peace,

Dave


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#1147068 - 12/14/18 10:39 AM Re: Be Your Own The Standard Bearer [Re: David Gill]  
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Originally Posted by David Gill
Hey Neil,

I like this. Simple and to the point.

Only sugg I have would be to replace "scared" in V3 L1 to "afraid" or other synonym to avoid similarity(?) with L4 thus keeping with your intended rhyme scheme.

As always, KOS. Well done, sir!

Peace,

Dave

thanks Dave,

check rewrite on top


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